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Ex-deputy enters not guilty plea

Amid a throng of media, protesters and supporters, Kari Abbey, the former Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy, appeared in Stanislaus County Superior Court on Wednesday to plead not guilty to the charges against her, including one of murder for the death of Rita Elias, 31.

June 03, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


More DUI arrests over holiday weekend

A Memorial Day holiday crackdown on suspected drunken drivers has resulted in the arrests of 65 people, according to the Turlock Police Department.

May 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Murder of rap star nets Turlock brothers 80 years to life

The two Turlock brothers who were convicted of brazenly gunning down a rising rap performer at a memorial barbecue, will conceivably spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

May 31, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Former resident person of interest in toddler’s death

A former Turlock resident implicated in the death of a 3-year-old Exeter girl could be facing possible arrest in the days ahead as law enforcement continues their probe into the toddler's violent death.

May 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DUI crackdown for holiday weekend

The Avoid the 12 DUI Campaign will be deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols countywide to arrest impaired drivers.

The Memorial Day weekend is witness to the kick off of summertime recreation and holiday travel, along with many college and high school graduations seeing thousands celebrate their accomplishments. The next 100 days will also see a rise in deaths and injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

May 27, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Crime


Air Support Unit back on patrol

A unique funding source and a renewed partnership are clearing the path for the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department helicopters to take to the skies again.

May 27, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Homicide rate in California drops to 44-year low

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released updated figures showing that the homicide rate in California continued to fall during 2010, reaching the lowest level since 1966.

Preliminary figures gathered by the Department of Justice from the state's largest jurisdictions show that the number of homicides reported in 2010 declined by 9.6 percent from the year before.

May 24, 2011 | | Crime


International murder suspect caught in Hughson

A Mexican national wanted for a Mother's Day murder nine years ago was apprehended in Hughson in March and turned over to Mexican authorities Friday.

May 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teen suspect denies murder charge

In a courtroom filled with family, friends, media and general onlookers, 17-year-old Shanna Wills entered a not guilty plea Wednesday to the charges she murdered her father and attacked her mother.

May 20, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Coercing teen into taking explicit photos nets prison term for Turlock man

A Turlock man who posed as a teenage girl on a social networking site has been sentenced to prison for trying to lure a young girl into a sexual relation.

May 17, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Ten years for Denair drug dealer

A Denair man convicted of drug trafficking was sentenced to 10 years in prison in federal court on Monday.

May 13, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Family devastated after fatal attack, arrest of daughter

Nearly one week after an attack inside a Denair home left a father dead and a mother hospitalized with severe injuries, family members are just beginning to grapple with their loss and the question of how the couple's 17-year-old daughter became a murder suspect.

May 13, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hoyt to stand trial for murder

A Stanislaus County Superior Court judge ruled Friday that there was sufficient evidence to hold a Turlock man over on a murder charge for the beating death of an elderly man in what authorities say was a suspected incident of road rage.

May 13, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suicide by train reported

Investigators with the Turlock Police Department are trying to determine the identity of a man who stepped into the path of an oncoming train Sunday.

May 10, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man found dead at camp site

The Turlock Police Department is looking into the death of a man out at the Moose Lodge RV camping site.

May 10, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Turlock man killed outside home used for growing marijuana

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was fatally shot outside a marijuana grow house.

July 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Probationer found with drugs, gun

A Turlock man who tried to avoid a search based on his probation status by running from officers, ended up in custody for drug, weapon and resisting charges.

July 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock murder suspect caught in Modesto

A man wanted in connection with the killing of a 38-year-old Turlock man was apprehended in Modesto during a traffic stop.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock men accused of robbing pharmacies

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested three Turlock men in connection with armed robberies at two pharmacies.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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